Asbestos is a hazardous air pollutant, a known carcinogen, and there is no known safe level of exposure. It therefore requires special handling for safe disposal.
Please follow these 3 steps
1. Read Asbestos Disposal Requirements 2017.pdf
If you have questions, please contact:
Marion County Public Works - Environmental Services
Scot Tencza, Environmental Engineer Associate II
5155 Silverton Road NE
Salem OR 97305
Telephone: 503-588-5169, Ext. 5990
DEQ's Asbestos Info for Homeowner Site
for more detailed information and guidance on proper asbestos removal and disposal.
3. Complete this form prior to disposal:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's Asbestos Shipment Report Form (ASN-4)
4. Schedule an appointment for Asbestos disposal. Asbestos is accepted Wednesdays by permit only. Call 503-588-5169 for a permit and appointment.
Asbestos fibers are bound into a matrix and cannot easily escape into the air. Non-friable asbestos-containing waste materials should be predominantly whole pieces. Examples are floor tiles broken into no more than 1/3 to 1/2 per tile, cement board (such as siding or roofing tiles) broken into no more than 1/3 or 1/2 per shingle, and roofing (three-tab composition or roofing felt) with a viable petroleum binder. Disposal Rates for non-friable asbestos is $75/cubic yard. Appointments will be made for Wednesdays only.
Friable asbestos fibers can more easily escape into the air. Examples are sheet vinyl (such as linoleum) with a paper or felt backing, pipe and boiler insulation (chalky blocked or gray card-board type), duct insulation (a continuous wrap of gray paper on duct or gray tape on duct joints), and decorative sprayed-on materials (commonly known as popcorn ceiling). Disposal Rates for friable asbestos containing material is $75/cubic yard. Appointments will be made for Wednesdays only.
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